PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use in Santa Clara in 2009, Central Coast Region

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Basic Information about this county including contact information for the California County Agricultural Commissioner in this county.
Top 50 pesticides used in this county or region in 2009, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Top crops and sites for chemical use in this county or region in 2009, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Basic County Information for Santa Clara

Agricultural Commissioner Contact Information
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Santa Clara
Greg Van Wassenhove
1553 Berger Dr., Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112-2795
Phone:408-918-4600
Fax: 408-286-2460
Email: santa.clara@era.co.scl.ca.us
Web: http://www.sccgov.org/site/0,4760,ccid%253D105878,00.html

For more detailed county agricultural contact information, see the CDFA County Ag Liaison Office.

Top 50 Pesticides Used on All Sites in Santa Clara in 2009


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (00)
Not Listed 671,412 1.84 20,047 156,685
Uses:
Sulfuryl fluoride (618)
Inorganic Yes 136,947 - - -
Uses: Fumigant
Metam potassium (970)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 113,408 240.9 374.7 470.7
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide, Nematicide
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt (1855)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 53,890 1.10 4,252 2,938
Uses: Herbicide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 39,909 200.4 79.5 87.5
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 30,756 6.25 2,579 4,916
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Kaolin (2629)
Inorganic Not Listed 28,490 42.8 320.5 666.1
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Trichloro-s-triazinetrione (407)
Triazinetrione Yes 21,215 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Petroleum distillates, refined (2106)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 20,702 3.96 1,474 3,530
Uses: Insecticide
Calcium hypochlorite (326)
Inorganic Yes 20,636 1.14 - 310.6
Uses: Algaecide, Water Treatment
Mineral oil (401, 2687, 473)
Petroleum derivative Yes 14,206 5.80 1,785 2,210
Note! Data for Mineral oil summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (1818)
Triazinetrione Yes 10,099 - - -
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment
Potassium phosphite (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,626 3.04 1,153 1,397
Uses: Fungicide
Permethrin (2008)
Pyrethroid Yes 8,004 0.18 1,829 2,126
Uses: Insecticide
Limonene (979, 2531)
Oil - essential Not Listed 7,761 - - -
Note! Data for Limonene summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insect Repellent, Insecticide, Dog and Cat Repellent
Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (1800)
Inorganic Not Listed 7,596 0.16 - 3.40
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide
Pendimethalin (1929)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 7,429 0.93 846.0 506.4
Uses: Herbicide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 6,133 43.2 106.8 119.1
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Oryzalin (1868)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Yes 5,472 0.90 190.8 138.1
Uses: Herbicide
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 5,453 1.20 1,536 1,844
Uses: Fungicide
Chloropicrin (136)
Inorganic Yes 5,158 42.0 106.8 119.1
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
Diazinon (198)
Organophosphorus Yes 4,435 1.07 3,562 3,908
Uses: Insecticide
Copper hydroxide (151)
Inorganic-Copper Not Listed 3,918 0.87 2,436 2,894
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Nematicide
Petroleum oil, unclassified (765)
Petroleum derivative Not Listed 3,521 17.1 115.5 87.7
Uses: Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, Adjuvant
Triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester (2170)
Chloropyridinyl, Glycol Ether Not Listed 3,482 1.16 126.6 97.3
Uses: Herbicide
Glutaraldehyde (139)
Not Listed 3,068 24.7 - 4.00
Uses: Microbiocide, Fungicide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,892 0.19 5,518 9,783
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Adjuvant, Soap/Surfactant
Aluminum phosphide (484)
Inorganic Yes 2,743 0.08 61.8 270.0
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide
Sodium hypochlorite (539)
Inorganic Yes 2,707 10.8 - 27.7
Uses: Microbiocide, Water Treatment, Nematicide
Maneb (369)
Dithiocarbamate Yes 2,525 1.29 818.4 1,907
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 2,448 2.02 204.0 166.2
Uses: Fungicide
Boric acid (769)
Inorganic Not Listed 2,407 - - -
Uses: Insecticide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 2,261 0.11 3,255 3,910
Uses: Insecticide
Octyl phenoxy poly ethoxy ethanol (1244)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 2,241 5.69 288.4 394.0
Uses: Adjuvant
Simazine (531)
Triazine Yes 2,105 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,992 3.16 572.1 610.4
Uses: Herbicide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,987 1.90 491.1 796.8
Uses: Insecticide
Hydrogen chloride (329)
Inorganic Not Listed 1,890 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Fungicide, Nematicide, pH Adjustment, Herbicide
Free fatty acids and/or amine salts (1198)
Fatty acid, Soap Not Listed 1,836 - - -
Uses: Herbicide, Deer Repellent, Fungicide, Insecticide
Fosetyl-Al (2210)
Unclassified Yes 1,811 2.63 539.6 518.3
Uses: Fungicide
Acephate (1685)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,806 0.80 1,392 1,668
Uses: Insecticide
2,4-D, dimethylamine salt (806)
Chlorophenoxy acid or ester Yes 1,747 0.21 2,112 2,724
Uses: Herbicide
Glyphosate, monoammonium salt (2301, 2319)
Phosphonoglycine Not Listed 1,718 - - -
Note! Data for Glyphosate, monoammonium salt summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide
Ethofumesate (1900)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,689 - - -
Uses: Herbicide
Diuron (231)
Urea Yes 1,688 0.41 60.0 49.0
Uses: Herbicide
Dikegulac sodium (2004)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,584 - - -
Uses: Plant Growth Regulator
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 1,511 4.64 337.1 325.5
Uses: Herbicide
Iprodione (2081)
Dicarboximide Yes 1,383 0.77 1,121 1,293
Uses: Fungicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 1,382 - - -
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Not Listed 1,341 0.48 2,687 2,424
Uses: Herbicide

Top 50 Crops and Sites for for All Chemicals use in Santa Clara in 2009

Crop or Site
(Commodity Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
All Sites (00)
671,412 1.84 20,047 156,685 37,242
Structural Pest Control (10)
169,829 - - - 10,348
Landscape (30)
156,412 0.66 279.6 257.7 7,515
Bell Peppers (11003)
127,315 4.15 2,097 30,663 1,108
Right of Way (40)
52,153 - - - 739
Wine Grapes (29143)
33,045 2.91 1,361 11,368 929
Uncultivated Agricultural Area (66000)
30,310 7.48 2,244 4,052 142
Onions (14011)
28,255 5.09 235.5 5,550 162
Cherries (5002)
14,147 1.20 920.0 11,784 377
Leaf Lettuce (13031)
9,944 0.49 1,170 20,226 2,236
Tomatoes for Processing (29136)
5,609 0.80 894.0 7,000 154
Outdoor Flower Nursery (152)
5,468 5.56 101.5 980.9 891
Tomatoes (11005)
4,117 0.65 1,120 6,376 223
Spinach (13024)
3,272 0.73 608.7 4,496 896
Head Lettuce (13045)
3,083 0.61 262.2 5,012 421
Corn (29119)
2,876 0.23 1,030 12,507 436
Apricots (5001)
2,836 2.37 209.7 1,199 107
Mushrooms (16003)
1,919 2.04 - 441.9 4,266
Parsley (13022)
1,786 1.12 148.9 1,588 87
Oranges (2006)
1,748 0.57 14.0 782.0 38
Strawberries (1016)
1,686 0.62 89.0 2,720 248
Aquatic Industrial Uses (65503)
1,185 18.3 - 64.7 22
Garlic (14007)
1,076 0.34 425.2 3,122 106
Greenhouse Plants (153)
955.8 1.83 14.4 519.8 925
Cabbage (13007)
893.0 0.38 210.7 2,285 222
Broccoli (13005)
892.0 0.60 158.6 1,292 104
Celery (29113)
853.1 0.28 189.8 3,094 275
Oats (29125)
749.2 0.23 887.9 3,319 95
Outdoor Container Nursery (154)
734.6 0.55 71.5 1,306 381
Forage Grasses (22000)
511.3 0.39 496.5 1,322 52
Public Health Pest Control (50)
484.2 - - - 93
Outdoor Propagation Nursery (156)
469.2 1.61 124.4 291.9 496
Greenhouse Propagation (155)
435.6 - 60.0 - 805
Greenhouse Flowers (151)
415.3 0.25 41.2 404.2 734
Cilanto (13501)
378.6 3.63 88.8 104.3 36
Table and Raisin Grapes (29141)
372.9 0.97 14.0 386.3 47
Prunes (5006)
358.1 5.12 36.2 70.0 6
Wheat (29139)
347.2 0.25 297.5 1,399 12
Commodity Research (99)
344.5 0.41 63.0 830.8 158
Alfalfa for Forage (23001)
309.9 0.39 283.0 791.0 11
Pasture (28035)
267.7 1.85 1,040 145.0 7
Barley (29103)
262.5 29.2 4.50 9.00 2
Vertebrate Pest Control (80)
249.9 - - - 103
Walnuts (3009)
246.1 0.74 96.0 332.0 25
Carrots (29111)
240.1 - - - 36
Unknown (-1)
216.2 0.51 260.1 423.5 198
Squash (10012)
214.1 0.42 172.5 328.5 36
Radishes (14014)
179.9 - - - 9
Chinese Cabbage (13010)
162.3 0.11 86.8 1,515 138
Corn, Field, Dent (24002)
152.4 0.91 47.0 167.2 8
 
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.